Toledo School District to host community meeting



Toledo School District invites members of the public to a community meeting at 7 pm on January 23 to discuss student safety, student learning and energy efficiency projects that will appear on a bond measure in February. The meeting will be held at Toledo High School.

Kelley Wilson from Construction Services Group and Ryan Swanson from Piper Jaffray will join Toledo School District Superintendent Chris Rust and Monique Norberg, Tom Lahmann, Bill Moore and Denny Clark to help answer questions about the how the bond proposal was created, what needs it will address and who was involved, as well as questions about cost. Because the high school was built more than 40 years ago, it requires substantial updates to ensure students and staff are in a safe environment that aligns with current academic requirements.

"We're looking forward to answering questions," said Rust. "We want the community to be fully informed about what they're being asked to vote for in February."

In addition to this community meeting, Rust is conducting building tours every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the high school. He's also available for house calls to explain the bond. Call (360) 864-6325 to arrange a time.

The price of the bond is set at $14.2 million. It represents an estimated tax rate of $2.38/$1000 assessed value. If the district passes the bond in 2017, the State will contribute another $8.2 million to the project.

The Toledo School District serves over 750 K-12 students. To learn more, visit www.toledoschools.us.